The Cavaliers and Larry Drew disagree on whether he’s actually their coach

posted on the team’s official website above this caption: “Cavaliers Interim Head Coach Larry Drew spoke with the media following Monday’s practice.”’ data-reactid=”28″>Drew’s entire conversation with the media was posted on the team’s official website above this caption: “Cavaliers Interim Head Coach Larry Drew spoke with the media following Monday’s practice.”

successfully lobbied behind his back to take his job in 2014.’ data-reactid=”31″>It’s not difficult to understand Drew’s perspective. After 18 years as an assistant, he received his first head coaching job with the Hawks in 2010, leading them to three straight playoff appearances, before being fired in favor of Mike Budenholzer. Drew served as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks the following season, before Jason Kidd successfully lobbied behind his back to take his job in 2014.

a franchise in full teardown mode two years later, even considering LeBron James left in free agency. The trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics proved an absolute death knell for the franchise’s prospects of competing without James, yielding nothing of value, save for the potential promise of rookie point guard Collin Sexton. That Drew might be willing to steer the franchise in this state should be welcome news to the Cavaliers. Any coach tasked with cleaning up this mess deserves to be paid handsomely, and good luck finding a more qualified candidate willing to walk through Cleveland’s revolving door.’ data-reactid=”36″>It’s stunning to see how quickly the Cavs have devolved from a title team in 2016 to a franchise in full teardown mode two years later, even considering LeBron James left in free agency. The trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics proved an absolute death knell for the franchise’s prospects of competing without James, yielding nothing of value, save for the potential promise of rookie point guard Collin Sexton. That Drew might be willing to steer the franchise in this state should be welcome news to the Cavaliers. Any coach tasked with cleaning up this mess deserves to be paid handsomely, and good luck finding a more qualified candidate willing to walk through Cleveland’s revolving door.

Cavaliers GM Koby Altman isn’t fully endorsing Drew

Also speaking with the media on Monday was Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, whose comments were not exactly a ringing endorsement of Drew beyond this short-term commitment.